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What is David Bowie's best album?

David Bowie
0 (0%)
Space Oddity
0 (0%)
The Man Who Sold The World
0 (0%)
Hunky Dory
5 (17.2%)
Ziggy Stardust
9 (31%)
Aladdin Sade
2 (6.9%)
Pin Ups
0 (0%)
Diamond Dogs
1 (3.4%)
Young Americans
0 (0%)
Station to Station
4 (13.8%)
Low
4 (13.8%)
"Heroes"
0 (0%)
Lodger
0 (0%)
Scary Monster (and Super Creep)
3 (10.3%)
Let's Dance
1 (3.4%)
Tonight
0 (0%)
Never Let Me Down
0 (0%)
Black Tie White Noise
0 (0%)
The Buddha of Suburbia
0 (0%)
Outside
0 (0%)
Earthling
0 (0%)
"Hours..."
0 (0%)
Heathen
0 (0%)
Reality
0 (0%)

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Re: Best Album: David Bowie
« Reply #30 on: January 31, 2016, 02:26:08 AM »
Excellent tribute.  Good choices.
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Re: Best Album: David Bowie
« Reply #31 on: January 31, 2016, 07:09:53 PM »
Thanks, Steve ... The guy lived at least three lives in the course of one, so there's not much to mourn for, other than myself and my own aging.  Growing up in the '70s, my big sister was into Queen and Bowie, my big brother Zeppelin and Floyd, and my dad the Stones and Cash; and sometime between ages 16 and 24, I rediscovered each of those artists in earnest, on my own terms, and realized for myself just how great they all really were.  Bowie's first album was released on the same week as Sgt. Peppers' (1967); and I was already waiting for Blackstar (2016) to arrive when I learned of his death: that's quite a long time to still be fighting for artistic relevance (and winning, mostly).
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Re: Best Album: David Bowie
« Reply #32 on: January 31, 2016, 07:45:27 PM »
I, like many others, were remarkably touched by his death.  Not just because he was famous, but because he was a cultural touchstone, a deep charismatic presence and unique voice and there is not anyone like him.  The world is poorer without him, but he gave us so much--even on the eve of his death he is recreating music again!-- that we cannot keep him from his destiny for our own selfish desires.
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Re: Best Album: David Bowie
« Reply #33 on: February 18, 2016, 08:26:25 PM »
[sorry for the random thread bump]

Station to Station just barely edges out "Heroes" because "Stay" is one of my all-time favorite tracks by anyone.

01. Station to Station
02. "Heroes"
03. Low
04. The Man Who Sold the World
05. Scary Monsters
06. Diamond Dogs
07. Aladdin Sane
08. Lodger
09. Heathen
10. Ziggy Stardust

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Memorial Edition:

01. Station to Station
02. "Heroes"
03. Blackstar
04. Low
05. Diamond Dogs
06. Scary Monsters
07. The Next Day
08. Aladdin Sane
09. Lodger
10. The Man Who Sold the World
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Re: Best Album: David Bowie
« Reply #34 on: April 02, 2016, 05:24:58 AM »
I did the face off between my favourite Bowie tracks (3 songs all starting with "st..") last night on the way home in the car at 1am. So I now know how loud my car stereo is (it goes up to "30").

The winner of the face off was "Stay".

The opening 20 seconds of this song has been my ringtone for 5 years (it was the catch to Voodoo Chile). I never answer my phone much when it rings, partly because the phone is playing the opening 20 seconds of "Stay". I'm not interrupting that, am I?

Then I found this; looking through youtube. what a wonderful invention;

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Re: Best Album: David Bowie
« Reply #35 on: April 02, 2016, 05:11:49 PM »
Damn.  Simply amazing.  I had never heard this before.  I will not neglect it again.
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Re: Best Album: David Bowie
« Reply #36 on: April 03, 2016, 05:03:11 AM »
The 13 minute live version of Station to Station o the same youtube page is......I don't know the word.



The little Japanese voice yelling "Station to Station" enthusiastically, is lovely.

About 8 minutes of sonic joy at the beginning.
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